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Telling a Story- Creating Poems with Animoto 

Telling a Story- Creating Poems with Animoto 
There is a growing list of incredible sites and tools to give wings to our and our students’ creativity in telling stories. These stories can be poems, voice, text, video, music and so much more, only limited by our own creativity. Last year I concentrated on exploring tools such as In addition to these tools, take a look at Here is my attempt to convert a poem by Jorge Luis Borges into an Animoto music video with my images. First I picked a poem by Jorge Luis Borges, that spoke to me.Segmented the poem and typed the words separately onto different slides into PowerPointChanged fonts style and background colorSaved the slides as individual pictures *( You might have to go into “Options” to make sure it exports ALL the slides not just your selected slide)Uploaded these slides into animotoUploaded images that connected the words and the feeling of the poem for meArranged images in orderUploaded Creative Commons MP3 musicFinalized the movie Here is my Animoto embedded video: Like this:

http://langwitches.org/blog/2009/08/22/telling-a-story-creating-poems-with-animoto/

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Digital Storytelling Evaluation Rubrics for Teachers Are you integrating digital storytelling in your course with your students ? Are you looking for a carefully crafted rubric to help you guide your digital storytelling activities ? Well you don't have to go far, the answers are right below these couple of lines. This is probably the first time I am publishing a rubric on evaluating digital storytelling. I have previously featured several rubrics that are particularly technology focused and all are geared towards helping teachers better integrate technology into their teaching. Today and thanks to KSBE, Educational Technology and Mobile Learning is introducing you to excellent digital storytelling rubrics.

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my StoryMaker® at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh my Storymaker® was named one of the Best Websites for Teaching and Learning by the American Association of School Librarians, a division of the American Library Association. People worldwide enjoy my StoryMaker®. Find out what all the fun is about! You have the power to decide -- choosing characters, taking them on adventures and creating your very own story along the way. my StoryMaker® lets you control characters and objects -- and it creates sentences for you! Digital Storytelling Wendy and Brenda and Shonda Digital Storytelling Presentation Slides Ways to Use Digital Storytelling in the Library and the Classroom At the elementary level, digital storytelling can also be a great tool for reading. Here's an example:

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5 free apps for digital storytelling and sharing kids’ ideas Digital storytelling simply means using computer-based tools to tell stories. The 5 apps below are some of my favorites for allowing kids to create, illustrate, record, and share stories and ideas. Digital storytelling is easy to do with these apps, and can be done even if you don’t have access to much technology at school. If you or your students have a single iPhone or iPad in the classroom, you can do this! My app recommendations are targeted toward PreK-6, but some can be used in secondary classrooms, too. Puppet Pals Anthem Essay Contest — Ayn Rand Education Anthem Essay Contest Information Topics Select ONE of the following three topics: In Chapter 8, why does Equality laugh when he remembers that he is "the Damned"? Aside from very rare exceptions there is literally no opposition to the leaders in this society.

Digital Storytelling - Projects - South East Grid for Learning This site uses some unobtrusive cookies to store information on your computer. Some cookies on this site are essential, and the site won't work as expected without them. These cookies are set when you submit a form, login or interact with the site by doing something that goes beyond clicking on simple links. We also use some non-essential cookies to anonymously track visitors or enhance your experience of the site. If you're not happy with this, we won't set these cookies but some nice features of the site may be unavailable. To control third party cookies, you can also adjust your browser settings. The Fountainhead Essay Contest — Ayn Rand Education The Fountainhead Essay Contest Information Topics Select ONE of the following three topics: At the end of Part II, Ellsworth Toohey confronts Howard Roark and says, "Mr. Roark, we're alone here.

8 Steps To Great Digital Storytelling First appeared on Edudemic. (Updated 3/14/2014) Stories bring us together, encourage us to understand and empathize, and help us to communicate. What is Teaching with Text Sets? NOTE: This was originally published on "The Classroom Bookshelf" blog on October 1, 2012. We wrote Teaching with Text Sets because we have witnessed the power of children’s literature to engage students, inspire deep content exploration, and differentiate instruction. We’ve also seen the potential for digital multimodal texts, like the kinds we regularly include in our Classroom Bookshelf blog entries, to transform K-8 classrooms.

Legal Music For Videos Many musicians choose to release their songs under Creative Commons licenses, which give you the legal right to do things like use their music in your videos. What is Creative Commons? Creative Commons is a system that allows you to legally use “some rights reserved” music, movies, images, and other content — all for free.

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